Assistant/Associate Director - University of San Diego in San Diego California

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University of San Diego

San Diego, California 92110

United States

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Assistant/Associate Director

Department: Annual Giving                                


Job IRC # 14667


Job Description:

The assistant/associate director is responsible for developing, creating, maintaining, and implementing all annual giving solicitation and engagement strategies for young alumni and student giving. The assistant/associate director is also the lead Annual Giving team member for online solicitation strategies and electronic media campaigns. Further, the assistant/associate director will recruit, advise, manage, and fundraise for the Senior Class Legacy committee. In conjunction with the division of Student Affairs, the assistant/associate director will advise and help implement a student giving campaign, providing promotional and solicitation material for all undergraduate students. Along with creating solicitation strategies for young alumni, the assistant/associate director will serve on the Young Alumni Network (YAN) executive committee and guide their activities, specifically as they relate to fundraising. The assistant/associate director will recruit, manage, and implement a 5th reunion committee and class gift campaign. The assistant/associate director is also responsible for working with the Telefunding manager; assisting with script writing, reporting, and daily gift processing. The assistant/associate director works with the director in developing the overarching annual giving strategy – direct mail, social media, telefunding, etc. – and assists the director with other projects, as assigned.  

This position functions under the general guidance and direction of the director of Annual Giving.  This position directly supervises multiple student/alumni volunteers involved in the Senior Class Legacy committee, Student Giving, YAN, and Young Alumni Reunion Committees (1st and 5th). In conjunction with the director, oversees the department’s executive assistant. This position also provides supplemental supervision to approximately 35 student callers and 5 student managers along with the Telefunding manager.

Examples of Work:

• Senior Class Legacy and Student Giving

• Recent Alumni Engagement

• Social Media and Online Giving          

• Telefunding

• Professional Development

• Volunteer Management


Minimum & Preferred:

• Bachelor’s degree required.

• Two years’ experience in annual giving/telemarketing, student programming, volunteer leadership and/or fundraising.

• Two years of management experience.

• Ability to supervise and galvanize staff and to recruit, train, manage, and motivate volunteers to achieve strategic goals.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required as well as exceptional critical listening and thinking skills. Command of the English language, including AP writing style, and standard grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, and proofreading skill.

• Experience with budgetary management.

• Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion.

• Must be able to work independently, taking initiative and be able to ascertain priorities in a dynamic environment of regular interruptions, multiple projects, and deadlines.

• Must exhibit attention to detail with excellent organizational and time management skills; remain professional under pressure.

• Must be friendly and personable.

Special Qualifications & Conditions of Employment:

• Some weekend and evening work is necessary related to student/alumni events and Telefunding Center shift supervision.

• From time to time, attendance will be required for purposes of professional development, trainings, conferences, or volunteer committee meetings that relate to the work of this position.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

Salary: $3,958 - $4,166.66 monthly; Excellent Benefits.  

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Business & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits

Note: The position will be hired either at the Assistant or the Associate level depending on the experience of the candidate selected.

Hours per week: 37.5

Closing date: Open Until Filled 

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

Visit to complete our online application. In addition, you are strongly recommended to upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at


Keyword Phrases

  • Director
  • Annual Giving
  • Fundraising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: At least 2 years
Level of Job: Director
Salary: $3,958 - $4,167
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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